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United States
University of Nevada
health politics, feminist theory, race, gender, and political representation, exonerations, the death penalty
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About Me

My research focuses on the intersections of feminist theory and public policy – applying the questions, insights, and methods of feminist theory to concrete issues facing marginalized groups. In the past this has included drawing on feminist welfare scholarship to evaluate federal marriage incentive programs in Michigan, drawing on feminist democratic theory to evaluate Head Start programs, and drawing on feminist theories of motherhood, health and autonomy to critique the criminalization of drug use during pregnancy. My recent work has focused on women’s health politics, and race and gender bias in the criminal justice system.

I am currently working on a manuscript on legislative efforts to protect domestic workers’ occupational health, and a journal article on women wrongfully convicted of crimes that were later proven not to have occurred. I blog about the intersections of culture, identity, and politics at The Fair Jilt. My research has been published in Politics Groups and Identities and The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory. 

Recent Publications

Amanda Grigg and Anna Kirkland, “Health.” Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory eds. Lisa Disch and Mary Hawkesworth. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Frank R. Baumgartner, Amanda J. Grigg, and Alisa Mastro. “# BlackLivesDon’tMatter: race-of-victim effects in US executions, 1976–2013.”Politics, Groups, and Identities 3.2 (2015): 209-221.

Media Coverage

Vox, “This is What Made Researchers Call a Paper on Race and the Death Penalty #BlackLivesMatter” 

London School of Economics Blog, “Blacks Are More Likely To Be Executed for Killing Whites than for Killing Blacks”

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